4 out of 4 stars
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Sometimes, I can’t fathom teenage love triangles. Let me break it down for you what happens in Hunted by LaBrie James. The story unfolds with very gory details. Juliet and Lennox are leaving a party in the middle of the night. Sadly, a man rapes the former before stabbing her to death and shooting the latter. Luckily for Lennox, she survives.
The details get interesting. Juliet and Jax have been dating when the latter suddenly breaks things off. Lennox has been Juliet’s best friend since childhood. Suddenly, Jax and Lennox develop feelings for each other. Then we have the Watson family, who heads the police department. Harlem Watson is the Chief of Police, and his son is to assume the role upon his retirement. Cory Watson is Harlem’s grandson who is forced into becoming a cop, despite his passion for law. Now, Cory has had a crush on Lennox for the longest time. Mind you, Cory and Jax are best friends. With Juliet’s death, horrific details begin coming to light!
I loved it when conversations got personal along the way. Finn and Lennox have a generous age gap. Even so, I enjoyed their mature dialogue. From the word go, you could feel their connection and intimacy. I appreciated how the author brought out Cory. I think he deserved more credit than the rest. He was raised in a family without love, often reminded he had to be his best to become something he did not desire. Amid all those rogue emotions, he found time to remain a good friend and even console them when in distress.
Lennox’s father was someone with whom I resonated. While her mother was away for career purposes, he found time to be with his daughter, offer Lennox security, and even protect her from any malicious person. In addition, he continuously reminded her she was attractive, despite her unique appearance.
Besides rape and teenage love, the plot delves deeper into drugs, infidelity, and family dynamics. I did find several wrong tenses and other grammatical errors. Broadly, the work is professionally edited. Hunted occupied me until late in the night, anxiously wanting to discover what would happen to Lennox or whether another serial killer was on the loose.
By far and wide, saying this book was gripping would be an understatement. Hence, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I noted no aspect to dislike. I recommend it to people who enjoy character-driven novels with raw emotions.
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